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Cukes To The Rescue!

Cukes To The Rescue!

Cucumbers are more than just a salad veggie! In fact, researches have long known about the many health benefits of cukes. So no matter how you slice ’em, they’re good for you in so many ways!

Health Benefits of Cucumbers:

  1. Hangover remedy. Cucumbers are a valuable source of sugar, vitamin B, and electrolytes. Eat a couple of slices before bed after a night out, and you might wake up headache-free.
  2. Bad breath cure. Simply place a slice of cucumber on the roof of your mouth, hold it there for 30 seconds, then chew and swallow. Check out these other bad breath cures.
  3. Depuff eyes. Since cucumbers contain 90% water, they can help alleviate eye puffiness.
  4. Vitamin powerhouse. Cucumbers contain all of these vitamins and minerals: vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, folic acid, vitamin C, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, and zinc.

Did you know?

  • Cucumbers are actually a fruit, not a vegetable. It develops from the cucumber flower and contains seeds
  • Originating in India, cucumbers were once thought to be poisonous.
  • The phrase “cool as a cucumber” is thought to have originated from the fact that in hot weather, the inside of a cucumber remains cooler than the air.

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  • Jay Gourdine says:

    San Francisco area and found that postmenopausal women with the highest lignan intakes had the lowest risk of endometrial cancer. You ve probably seen pictures of people at a spa relaxing with cucumber slices over their eyes.

  • Bill says:

    to remove bitter taste, cut stem end 1/2 inch from end,replace end and rotate. bitterness taste is removed.

  • walter says:

    My old gran used to put cucumber peel on her face when taking an afternoon nap. No wrinkles at all at her (oldish) age. My other gran swore by it, too. And it is supposed to keep skin blemishes and cancer at bay.

  • Becka Moon says:

    this is so very true the hangover thing i have definately works to!!

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